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Investigating Officer – Domestic Abuse Team
RSR Public Safety

At Ass Glance

Job Reference: LA-POJ-240328-01

Benefits: N/A

Location: Staines, Surrey

Role/Type: Contract/Full Time

Required Skills/Qualifications: N/A

RSR are currently recruiting for Investigating Officer – Domestic Abuse Team

Job Description:

To work as part of the Domestic Abuse Team (DAT) undertaking necessary enquiries including, but not limited to, statement taking, exhibit handling, witness and victim contact and undertaking prisoner processing through interview and initial file preparation and submission.

To prepare court files in respect of early first hearings (expedited files) and early administrative hearings (remand files) and to prepare internal files in respect of those offenders suitable for caution, reprimand or final warning

You will be working as part of a specialist team of police officers and staff who are passionate about protecting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from domestic related abuse. This is a very demanding but most rewarding role. Please also note the serious and distressing nature of some of the crimes investigated on this team for example CCB (Controlling and Coercive Behaviour), HBA (Honour Based Abuse), Sexual assault and Rape.

You will carry your own case load of PIP1 (professionalising investigation programme level 1) cases from reporting to trial and everything in-between. This will involve taking statements from complainants and witnesses, interviewing suspects, gathering other evidence such as CCTV and phone data, presenting the case file to the CPS (crown prosecution service) and then attending court as the officer in the case (OIC).

Your overall aims will be to safeguard individuals, bring perpetrators to justice and prevent further harm through high quality investigations, perseverance, and attention to detail.

Location: Staines, Surrey

Contract: 6 months

Work hours: Full time – Office Hours

Salary: £16.29 - £19.24 per hour PAYE - £21.17 - £25 per hour Umbrella

Vacancies: 1


Main duties and responsibilities

  • To maintain a workload of domestic and honour-based abuse investigations, allocated upon PIP level. To also assist the team with other criminal investigations and any subsequent arrest of any suspects. To ensure a high standard of case building.
  • To prepare and conduct formal interviews under caution in accordance with the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), with persons held in police detention. To ensure that concise and accurate statements are recorded, meet the required evidential quality standards and comply with guidelines laid down by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
  • Where appropriate, complete house-to-house enquiries, property related enquiries and the taking of fingerprints for elimination purposes
  • Assist with searches following the arrest of an individual and, where appropriate, seize and retain evidential property or other items.
  • To process and document prisoners, where appropriate and in accordance with the legislation on consent of the detainees, secure DNA samples, record and transmit fingerprints, and photograph. To ensure that the evidence is gathered and complies with the provisions of PACE and court procedures
  • To secure and preserve the continuity of evidence and exhibits. To ensure that evidence is gathered and complies with PACE and force procedures.
  • To complete and submit all information source data relevant to any prisoner charged, or cautioned in accordance with national and force procedures relating to PNC Phoenix applications. To ensure that such data is complete and transmitted within the agreed timescales.
  • To prepare and submit prosecution files for presentation to the CPS or Court to the required Manual of Guidance standard (quality and timeliness) in order to assist with the prosecution of offenders
  • To thoroughly investigate the accuracy and suitability of bail applications, and in those cases where bail is appropriate, ensure that any conditions subject to that bail being granted are brought to the attention of the custody sergeant prior to the prisoner being released from detention
  • As required attend court and give evidence in relation to those aspects of any investigation which are within the post-holders personal knowledge or in which the postholder has had any involvement during the investigation process.
  • To actively seek intelligence through interview technique in support of operational proactivity in the identification and targeting of known offenders or crime trends.
  • To make accurate and timely submissions of actionable intelligence via the force intelligence systems.
  • Subject to the required training and prevailing operational conditions in custody to assist with the taking of digital images for the purposes of assisting identification procedures in relation to detained person, and to assist in the administration of these procedures as required.
  • To process and deliver disclosures within the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.
  • To provide high quality victim and witness contact in accordance with the Victims’ Code.



  • Proven experience in investigation matters and of conducting interviews to a high standard.
  • PIP1 qualified or PIP2 desirable
  • A working knowledge of criminal law and of the criminal justice system.
  • The ability to communicate professionally and with empathy, alert to the dangers of ‘blaming’ and inappropriate language and with a willingness to challenge such behaviour.
  • The ability to operate a computer database system and/or the willingness to undertake training and become proficient in the use of Surrey Police systems.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • A methodical approach to work.
  • The ability to work effectively unsupervised and as part of a team.
  • A full and valid driving licence for motor cars.


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